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Latin Beginners Term 2


Start date: 14th Jan 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Jim Carter

Course code: 20SP131

This course is for:
Anyone who wants to learn to read Latin for pleasure
Anyone who wants a different approach to exercising their brain
Anyone who would like to revisit or refresh learning in their past with a more up-to-date

For the first session students will need:
Something to write with and on; paper and pencil are fine.

Additional Costs:
None, however, learners may choose to buy a physical copy of the free, online, in-browser
version of the course used. We use the Cambridge Latin course, Book 1, plus other sources,
as appropriate

This course aims to:
Introduce the Latin language, its vocabulary, structure and sound via lively presentation,
cultural insights, and well-structured coursebook that invites further exploration

The course will cover:
The necessary language features to tell a story.
Nouns - their groups and cases
Verbs - Present, imperfect and perfect tenses
Word order
Personal pronouns
Transitive and Intransitive verbs
Comparatives and superlatives

By the end of the course:
Learners will be able to comprehend a basic narrative and make up their own versions with
their understanding how the necessary language works.

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Jim Carter

Jim Carter

I always liked languages at school and began French and Latin at 11 years. I started German two years later, and I have enjoyed all three ever since. Subsequent experience abroad, as part of a languages degree that included Italian from scratch, deepened the connection. Eventually, it led to a 30-year teaching career fuelled by an abiding appreciation of language learning and its essential place in developing whole people. That Latin is the soil in which many of the Rossett Adult Learning programme’s other languages are rooted is very satisfying. Even more satisfying is the fact that the
Cambridge Latin course we use makes the language super-accessible through entertaining stories. Latin has been an active part of my career for the past 15 years. I like to think of it as the oldest of the modern languages I have the chance to pass on to others who want to discover its treasures. It’s the door to a fascinating historical world that is still relevant today, and for the future

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